5 June 2023

Driver accused of ramming Gungahlin emergency services centre while drunk

| Claire Fenwicke
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The driver allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading four times the legal limit. Photo: Claire Fenwicke.

A Dunlop man is set to front court on Tuesday (6 June) accused of ramming a ute through the vehicle gate of the Gungahlin Joint Emergency Services Centre.

Police said the 21-year-old was allegedly seen driving a white Toyota Hilux erratically in the Belconnen area on Monday (5 June) at about 12:50 pm before deliberately driving into the gate at the rear of the building, which houses police, Gungahlin SES and fire services.

He was arrested at the scene and allegedly recorded a blood alcohol concentration of 0.198, which is almost four times the legal limit.

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The man’s vehicle was seized and he was charged with aggravated reckless driving, property damage, high-range drink-driving, possessing a prohibited substance and burglary.

Investigations into what occurred are continuing, with any witnesses or people with dashcam footage urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, quoting reference 7449396.

Original Article published by Claire Fenwicke on Riotact.

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